Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Nutty and buttery Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Tortellini with Herbed Butter Sauce is your winning solution to getting dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare tortellini according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place pecans in a shallow bowl. Place egg in a second bowl. Dip chicken in egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge chicken in pecans, pressing firmly to adhere.

Step 3

Cook chicken in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet; wipe skillet clean.

Step 4

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until garlic is caramel-colored and butter begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat, and stir in basil, parsley, and hot cooked tortellini. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately with chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

AmyNJames's Review

April 08, 2014

KrisMc's Review

January 27, 2012
this recipe is a great recipe in terms of ease and a new take on chicken. i added fresh spinach leaves to the garlic saute in the pan before tossing in the tortellini to give this dish a bit of green and to add a veggie. awesome! you definitely have to eat a piece of chicken w/ the tortellini to get the full effect, but for a different way of making chicken and including pasta, this was awesome. and i used the cheap bags of tortellini (under $2.00) to keep the price down even more. very good!